Wherever I May Roam: Traveling to Moab via Salida, Fruita

As we travel the west and embrace the nomadic lifestyle, Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam” is the theme song for this summer: “But I’ll take my time anywhere I’m free to speak my mind anywhere And I’ll never mind anywhere” Salida, Colorado While Salida has historically been known simply as the launch point for the …

Riding Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass in Bailey, Colorado

I lived in the Bailey, CO area for a summer back in 2008, guiding wilderness trips for Narrow Way Expeditions, a part of Camp IdRaHaJe. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, one of my biggest mountain biking regrets from that time was not getting to ride the epic Kenosha Pass to Georgia Pass …

Five Trails that Beat the Heat in Colorado

It’s hot here in Grand Junction. Really hot. This weekend’s temps are projected to hit 100 degrees. Hot. The one good thing about biking in this weather is that you have to get up really early to beat the heat. That means having breakfast and bloody marys after a bike ride instead of pizza and …

Mountain Biking at Beechworth in Australia

Editor’s note: this guest post is by Malcolm Russell of Ride Guide Blog. What do you do when you have a partner and children waiting and you are going out on another bloody ride?You need to go into damage control.You need to make those windows of opportunity count when you cannot guarantee when the next …

Mountain Biking in Boulder, CO

Even the local beer is MTB-flavored in Boulder. Boulder, CO has a bit of reputation for being unfriendly toward mountain bikers and that reputation isn’t entirely undeserved. Still, judging by the number of mountain bikes you see being carted around on cars and the variety of mountain bike trails nearby, I say it’s time to …

Mountain Biking – In Kansas

Switchgrass Trail. photo:Sucio_Sanchez / Adrenaline Images. Driving through Kansas on my way to Colorado I’ve often thought Kansas must be the worst place on the planet for mountain biking. At 75 mph the state seems flat, featureless, and unending which is why I had to see if it was possible to have a good time …

How To Plan the Perfect MTB Road Trip

Everyone defines their perfect MTB road trip differently. For some, it might be stringing together a long loop of mountain bike trails at different locations to drive to and hit, one after another. For others, it might be driving cross-country non-stop to reach a destination that has enough singletrack to fill a full week of …

Four Trails for Avoiding the Crowds in Fruita

It’s spring here on the Western Slope of Colorado and that means bikers. Lots and lots and lots of bikers. Bikers are great! There are festivals and campgrounds filled with tents; the Hot Tomato and other pizzarias and restaurants do a booming business and bike companies rent, guide, and shuttle happy mountain bikers day-after-day. Still, …